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Frank Verbrugge Collection

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Frank Verbrugge Collection, 1894-1995 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, 2013

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Collection Overview

Title: Frank Verbrugge Collection, 1894-1995Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/529

Primary Creator: Verbrugge, Frank (1913-1985)

Extent: 2.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Includes articles, academic records, correspondence, photographs, and personal and family material. Topics details the teaching of physics, science and engineering education (particularly in South America), The development of the emerging field of digital technology beginning in the 1950s, and the movement of the University of Minnesota into what would be labeled the computer age.

Biographical Note

Born 22 December 1913 in Chandler, Minnesota, to Jacobus and Maria (née van der Vliet) Verbrugge, Frank Verbrugge graduated from Chandler High School, Northwestern Junior College, Calvin College, and earned his MA (1940) and PhD (1942) from the University of Missouri in physics.  He taught physics at the University of Missouri, Northeastern Missouri State Teachers College, Carleton College, the University of Minnesota, and one summer at Columbia University. While at Carleton College he served as Chair of the Physic Department, 1947-1956.  At the University of Minnesota, in addition to teaching, he served as dean of the Institute of Technology and later as director of Computer Services.

A professor of physics, Verbrugge developed particular interest in physics education, physics and engineering in South America, technical education in Minnesota, and application of the emerging computer technology beginning in the 1950s. An accomplished, and respected scholar and educator, he served in a number of national professional organizations, published his research, and served as a consultant for the Ford Foundation on science and engineering instruction in South America. He retired in 1983.

Verbrugge married Cora Helen Tromp Roelofs on 27 December 1940.  They had four children: Anne Louis (married Thomas Hughes Martin), Lois Marie (married Elmer G. Gilbert), Robert Roelofs (married Noreen Elizabeth Hughes), and Martha Helen. Verbrugge died 16 January 1985.

[Note:  see also Heritage Hall books The Life of a Dutch American: George Roelofs, 1853-1919, of Zwolle, the Netherlands, and Grand Rapids, Michigan: His Ancestry, Life, and Descendants with Photographs, Maps, and Genealogical Charts by Cora Helen Roelofs Verbrugge-CT274 .R635 V47 1994; Brieven uit het Verleden:  Samenstelling en Redactie door Frank Verbrugge (Letters from the Past: Compiled and Edited by Frank Verbrugge)-CT274 .V47 B75 1981; Whither thou Goest: The Life Story of Jacobus and Maria Verbrugge in Minnesota-CS71 .V843 1979.

See also Cora Helen Roelofs Verbrugge. Papers - collection 528]


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Family data, 1904-1971, n.d.],
[Series 2: Professional Data, 1937-1984],
[Series 3: Personal data, 1938-1984, n.d.],
[Series 4: Photograph Index],
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Series 1: Family data --- 1904-1971, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Curriculum Vitae and related materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Verbrugge coat of armsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Genealogy --- [1995]Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Book of Bible verses memorized by J. Verbrugge, 1894; ledger of income and expenses --- 1904-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Research material re: C. Rijlaarsdam family, Chandler, MNAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Background material for Whither Thou Goest, family bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family record bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Certificate of Naturalization, James Verbrugge --- 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Floor plan sketches of farm house, Chandler, MNAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Diplomas:  Murray County, MN, public school, 1925; Northwestern Junior College, 1932; Calvin College --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Birth certificates, marriage licenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Wills of James Verbrugge Sr., Elizabeth Verbrugge, and Marie VerbruggeAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Memorial service, Elizabeth Verbrugge --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: History of Leota, MN; bicentennial celebration --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Calvin College Prism --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Calvin College Prism --- 1934Add to your cart.
Series 2: Professional Data --- 1937-1984Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Academic records, University of Missouri --- 1937Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Article in Journal of Biological Chemistry --- 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Northeast Missouri State Teachers' College yearbook --- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: PhD dissertation synopsis --- 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Reality in Modern Science," Calvin Forum --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Office of Scientific Research and Development certificate --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Carleton College yearbook --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Research in Physics at Carleton," The Voice --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: University of Minnesota salary history --- 1956-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: University of Minnesota news release --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 10-12: Collection of letters from the NetherlandsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1-11: Correspondence --- 1936-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Retirement reception --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Retirement cards --- 1984Add to your cart.
Series 3: Personal data --- 1938-1984, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Mortgage documents --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 15: PassportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Problems and Prospects for Computing in Education, 1979; Perspectives on Graduate Education in Engineering and Basic Sciences --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Birthday cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Father's Day cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: News clippingsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photograph, Grandville Christian School graduation, class of 1938 --- 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, University of MinnesotaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Verbrugge and Van der Vliet picturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Verbrugge family photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Medical recordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Last Will and Testament --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Reunion speech [Minnesota] --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Funeral memorial book --- 18 Jan 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9-11: Death notices and condolence lettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Death notices in the Calvin Spark, and the University of Missouri Alumnus magazines --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Death notice in The Physics Teacher --- 1985Add to your cart.
Box 5: Awards, certificates, and family photographsAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Photograph IndexAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Career at University of Minnesota (5)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Grandville Christian School graduation --- 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Vander Vliet and Verbrugge manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Verbrugge family (19)Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Verbrugge family weddings (21)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Verbrugge family album (387) --- 1913-1940Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Family data, 1904-1971, n.d.],
[Series 2: Professional Data, 1937-1984],
[Series 3: Personal data, 1938-1984, n.d.],
[Series 4: Photograph Index],
[All]


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